Pre-Nursing - Associate in Science

Program Code/CIP Code: PRE.NURS.AS/51.1105
Credits Required: 60
Division: Health Professions
Students interested in completing the bachelor’s degree program in nursing should follow this course of study. Students need to be mindful of requirements at the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor before deviating from this program. T he following courses are required for application to the University of Kansas Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • No requirements for admission to the program
  • Contact program for program-specific advising

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0202 or
PSYC 0203
Child Development* or
Human Development*
BIOL 0121 General Biology 5
CHEM 0109 General Chemistry* 5
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
Total General Education Requirements 34-36
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0145 or
MATH 0115
Nutrition or
BIOL 0261 Microbiology* 4
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab* 2
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Laboratory* 1
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
Total Hours for Nursing Transfer Requirements 25
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 60-62

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